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Malt 'N' Hops (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mallinsons - SPA Special Pale Ale 6Excellent1
Malmesbury - Day StarExcellent1
Dancing Duck - Project Venus - Venus VixenExcellent1
Welbeck Abbey - Night WatchmanExcellent1
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Cattle ProdExcellent1
Holden's - ScaryfaceExcellent1
Welbeck Abbey - CavendishGood1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Good1
Dancing Duck - AmberilloGood1
Salopian - Shropshire GoldGood1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedGood1
Hop Back - Dragon's BreathGood1
Mallinsons - Lindley Pale AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde AmbitionGood1
Tower - Spring EquinoxAcceptable1
Elland - NettlethrasherAcceptable1
Salopian - BoomerangAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Tower - Bursley BitterNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - AbductionNot Tried0
Mallinsons - CitraNot Tried0
Springhead - OutlawedNot Tried0
Holden's - The Good, Bad & DudleyNot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Usual quiet Friday lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Malmesbury - Day Star4.10Excellent
Dancing Duck - Project Venus - Venus Vixen4.60ExcellentA 20 brewster collab hosted this time by Dancing Duck. Very smooth chestnut ale, look forward to the next Project Venus beer.
Welbeck Abbey - Cavendish5.00Good
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Typically quiet early lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elland - Nettlethrasher4.40AcceptableNot good, far too malty.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Not Tried
Holden's - The Good, Bad & Dudley4.90Not Tried
07 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Just me and a wine rep in at 1pm. Pouring down outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mallinsons - Lindley Pale Ale4.00Good
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Amberillo4.50Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Night Watchman5.60Not Tried
31 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Lunchtime visit. Also had Greene King East Coast IPA which surprisingly was excellent
BeerABVScoreNotes
Welbeck Abbey - Night Watchman5.60Excellent
Dancing Duck - Amberillo4.50Good
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Mallinsons - Citra3.80Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
10 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quiet Friday lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holden's - Scaryface4.20ExcellentNice fruity session bitter
Mallinsons - SPA Special Pale Ale 63.90ExcellentThe latest incarnation of the SPA range, this time using Herkules, Columbus and Chinook hops.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Abduction5.50Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 Apr 2014 (Nick Willis)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Cattle Prod4.10Excellent
Hop Back - Dragon's Breath4.10Good
26 Jul 2013 (Nick Willis)
Beer range uninspiring. Friendly landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Good
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Good
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
19 Jul 2013 (Nick Willis)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde Ambition4.50Good
Salopian - Boomerang6.90AcceptableToo sickly sweet for me.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not Tried
12 Apr 2013 (Nick Willis)
Usually quiet at lunchtime. Sport on Tv, today it was F1 but normally horse racing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Good
Tower - Spring Equinox4.60Acceptable
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Tower - Bursley Bitter4.00Not TriedLabelled Malt N Hops Bursley Bitter

About the Malt 'N' Hops

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good8
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 3EJ.

Previously called the Red House on the road between Longton and Stoke. Became the Malt 'N' Hops in June 1986 and family run. Regular beer festivals.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST4 3EJ